In her shoes

IN HER SHOES: COTE DE TEXAS

  1. Tamstyles

    October 2nd, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    loved it!

  2. Chic Coles (Cole Design)

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ok so I just can not stop smiling. She is just the best. Your post was wonderful . How many days has Joni brightened for us all! I have seen a lot of images of her living room but not of her kitchen. Thank you for showing some photo's from it. I really like her counters and the cabinet color.

  3. Lauren

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    hahahah, i know i just love her!! (and that outdoor space!!)

    you & she have been some of the sweetest ppl in blogworld to me!!!

    love yas!!
    xoxoxo

  4. beachbungalow8

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    This is just perfectly Joni! She acts so non chalant yet cranks out these 1000+ word posts.

    and I love the night shot of the computer- I know the sound of those chairs scootching in the brick from our evenings at the skirted round table.

  5. Design Esquire

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    So much fun, I was smiling the whole time reading this! I wish I could be her best friend.

  6. Carolyn

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I'm cracking up that she just yells "It's Joni" into the Starbucks drivethru. And I'm dying that she put Whataburger on there! I miss it so! She is so cute and funny and I loved seeing the outside of her house. I know that neighborhood (being from Houston) but I don't think she's ever shown us the outside of her house. Great post Camila!

  7. AllisonM

    October 2nd, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    This has to be one of my favorites yet! She is completely hilarious. All that Starbucks!! Joni's taste is impecable and I'm with the other commenters…I want her to be my friend too!

  8. LindsB

    October 2nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I love Joni she is just the best! She does always have the best posts and puts so much effort and time into them how can you not love her?!?

    On top of that I am jealous of her office and how her day went, looks like such a great job she has.

  9. Linda Merrill

    October 2nd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I don't think Joni really ever sleeps. A cat nap, some Starbucks and she's raring to go. I'd love to see the photo of her napping over her laptop, QWERTY embedded on her forehead. The blogger's life, no doubt. I'd love to have her outdoor office no question!

  10. MyLittleHappyPlace

    October 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    She is hilarious! I can't believe this woman with such brilliant taste lives off of fast food and chain coffee – especially when H-town is soooo full of fabulous alternatives – oh well, it works for her!

    So glad she shared her day with us!

  11. Cote de Texas

    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you SO much for including me and my Skirted Roundtable cohorts!! This was so much fun. Sorry it was such a boring day, the next day was so much more exciting (yeah, sure.) Here is the correct link to the Holiday Decorating with Two Grinches and a Jew:

    http://skirtedroundtable.blogspot.com/2009/09/holiday-decorating-by-experts.html

  12. Sarah - La Jeune Marie

    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Great post… but no shoes (my fav part)!

  13. Cote de Texas

    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    And thank you all for your comments! You are all so sweet!!!
    Yes- I live off fast food unless Elisabeth brings home something wonderful – I am ashamed to admit it. And please, do NOT be jealous of my back yard – it is 20 x 50 – that's it!!! teeny tiny. a courtyard really. Elisabeth never even got to have a swingset or a trampoline or a jungle jim, poor thing!!!

  14. MaryBeth

    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I have said it before and I will say it again, she is so lucky she lives 1000's of miles away from me, otherwise I would be stalking her morning, noon and night. If a house comes up for sale right next door to her I am forcing my husband to move. I want to be her best friend, assistant, neighbor, sister, STALKER!! I just love that I finally got a daily run down of all the places I can kidnap her. xoxo, MB

  15. paula

    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I loved this post! Joni is wonderful and I love that she works outside. That is so me, oh and nap time, love it.

  16. Beth

    October 2nd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    If you really want to see a shot of Joni's shoes, check out her post on the Round Top Antique fair today. There's a picture of her with Brooke Gianetti and it looks like Joni has on turquoise cowboy boots under those white linen slacks. Would you expect anything else in Texas?

  17. My Notting Hill

    October 2nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for bringing Joni into your a day in her shoes – loved it! So great that all she has to say is It's Joni into the Starbucks squakbox!

  18. Pigtown-Design

    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hysterical! Joni cracks me up!

  19. katiedid

    October 3rd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Hahaha! Joni is a HOOT! LOVE that girl! AND her turquoise boots and linen.;)

    Hahah…my word verification for the comment is "nonmonk"…. that would be me alright!

  20. Laura Casey Interiors

    October 3rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    She cracks me up. Great post.

  21. Christen

    October 3rd, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I love this – she is so fun/funny and quirky! And I love her diet 🙂 lol

  22. Elizabeth

    October 3rd, 2009 at 4:01 am

    i'm loving this series! would you do a day with Erika from urban grace?

  23. Greet

    October 3rd, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Oh my! I was laughing! Joni is a wonderful lady and I think all of us love her a lot! To me it is as I know her for a long time. Wonderful post! Thank you!

    Greet

  24. Topsy Turvy

    October 3rd, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, Joni makes it seem so easy – like all she does is nap and drink coffee … but I think we all know how much work go into her great posts. Great story!

  25. Rebecca@Harmony and Home

    October 3rd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    What a great idea to do "a day in the life…". I often wondered how Joni cranks out those amazing posts that she does. I think all the Starbucks caffeine has a little something to do with it? lol…. She's an amazing blogger and I agree with many of you… her humor (even if it is self-deprecating) is wonderful and refreshing in a blogging world where most of us are afraid to REALLY voice our opinions about things because we are afraid we might offend someone. Joni usually lays it all out there (well… I'm sure she reserves some of her thoughts!). Fun post!

  26. On the Border, By the Sea

    October 3rd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    What a fun post! Thanks so very much! Yes – loved the photo shot of those turquoise darlings Joni was wearing. Just goes to confirm how unique and individual she really is!

  27. pam@pixelimpress

    October 3rd, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    joni, my neighbor is an exec at starbucks. i'll let her know that you play a major role in her kids going to college.

    camila, so happy you stopped by pixelimpress the other day! pam

  28. Hawleywood

    October 3rd, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    What a great feature! Thank you for your comment–it has led me to your blog and I love it!!

  29. Susie Q

    October 3rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I love Joni and I would go to Whataburger with her any day of the year! : )
    Love,
    Sue

  30. Revival

    October 3rd, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I hope you will now start commenting on her posts, it totally makes my day (week, month…) when you write me little words of encouragement.

    I am drooling over Joni's kitchen counters (under the delish take-out!)….thanks again for a fun post!

  31. annechovie

    October 3rd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for the great post! Fun to see pics of Joni's day.

  32. pve design

    October 4th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    …now we now her secret, I shall now call Joni –
    Cote de Starbucks…! That must be how she get's it all done!!
    pve

  33. Yansy

    October 4th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I love Joni! She's so talented and such sweetheart.

  34. Honeygo Beasley

    October 5th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I love this feature on your blog. Lots of Starbucks runs – what's wrong with homemade? Love my Cuisinart…

  35. Love Where You Live

    October 6th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Joni wears the cutest cowboy-style boots, by the way. cheers! -susan

  36. nestegg

    October 6th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Haha! I love this post. Great personality… and I love her 'office' too!! I'm now officially craving a Starbucks latte.xoRH

  37. Jacci

    October 7th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    She's such a crack up. "Don't tell my Rabbi." Priceless.

  38. Southern Aspirations

    October 7th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    This was great. I do love her. And teeny tiny backyard- who cares. It looks gorgeous! And who would have guessed the fast food? Not I!!!

  39. Jane Schott

    October 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the day in Houston Joni…I miss it and you have filled my craving for the day.

  40. Shabby Mama

    October 17th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    love it.she is awesome! hail the great cote de texas!

  41. Amy

    October 19th, 2009 at 3:20 am

    ok so what is it about midnight!! I so agree!!

  42. DoxaHome.com

    November 3rd, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I am a newbie to your blog, and what a fun read it is! I love Cote de Texas and The Skirted Roundtable, which is how I linked to you. Joni cracks me up! Still awake at 6 am for Morning Joe!!! Let me just quickly mention how adorable Harold Ford Jr is….;)Well, clearly I need to go get a Starbucks card. Thanks for following her for the day!

  43. Diane Dorrans Saeks

    November 4th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    LOVE JONI-

    Such a witty and insightful post.

    Hmm…3 Starbucks (she did not say what she custom-ordered) and a burger and Caesar salad. Now we know she does not cook. No wonderful she has so much time to write her great blog, for the pleasure of everyone.
    High-Heeled: I love the energy and wit of your blog and I'm adding it to my blog roll of favorites.
    cheers, http://www.thestylesaloniste.com

  44. Linda/"Mom"

    November 21st, 2009 at 8:26 am

    * Am sure everyone ELSE is smiling at the very ludicrous THOUGHT of "our Ms. Joni" EVER having such an easy, relaxing, "do-nothing" kind of day day as she made THIS SOUND!!!

    Nope!!! ~~~ Magnificent & thorough research, terriffic writing along w/ a fabulous sense of humor AND sheer dedication to meeting her OWN, demanding & self-imposed timetables does NOT get done by computer alone~~~~ SOMEBODY'S gotta push the buttons!!! And, PUSH THEM WELL YOU DO, dearest Joni!!!

    Suuuuch a delightful, fun, funny & lighthearted read this evening~~~ SOOOO MANY THANKS!!! WE LUV YOU TO PIECES, kiddo!

    XOXO,
    Linda in AZ *

  45. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)

    December 29th, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Joni, my hat is off to you…this is the first "real" Day in the Life Of, that I think I've read. Usually they sound a bit "dream" like or shall I say it, "fake." This sounded like a real day…and I love ya for it! 🙂
    Ok, now I'm gonna go read Megans and see if she kept it real. LOL
    Susan
    P.S. Love your office!

  46. Anonymous

    January 13th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Copy chic but pretty well done. Can Joni cook? I mean really all that take out food. Pretty kitchens but obviously not cooks' kitchens. Just another princess who reveres labels & knows how to make reservations.

  47. Arizona foreclosures

    May 12th, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I just couldnt leave your website before saying that I really enjoyed the quality information you offer to your visitors…
    Texas

  48. *Chic Provence*

    July 31st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    LOVE this day in the life of the amazing Joni..how very real can you get..starbucks, MacDo's … I just feel like I am tagging along with my best friend, brilliant!

    bisous!

    Kit

  49. Suzanne Vachon

    September 28th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Great taste, love your information, I always learn something even in your personal peregrinations.

    Thanks love it.

    decogirlmontreal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

get inspired with our own home tour

ON THE BLOG

My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.

Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.

On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.

Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]

DIY OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREEN AND STAND

Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]

Budget Friendly Bar Carts

For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]

Backyard Deck Reveal!

ready to finally love your space?

stunning style for everyday living starts here.

yes! I'm ready!